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The Best Hiking in Ontario

Looking for the best hiking in Ontario? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Ontario. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Ontario

  • Tobermory, Ontario

    Cliff Jump at the Grotto

    4.6
    What if you could free dive, cliff jump and embark on a hundred mile hiking journey, all in the same place? Well, you can!The Grotto is a small cave on the shores of the Georgian Bay. It is accessible by land, if you are willing to scramble down a rock face to the base of the water.Inside, the wa...
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  • Hamilton, Ontario

    Hike the Dundas Escarpment

    4.1
    1.9 mi
    Starting at Webster's Falls, this hike continues down the trail to Tews Falls and then leads to the Dundas Peak, with panoramic views of the surrounding towns, Dundas & Hamilton. This is a short hike and totals around 3km. There are some side trails that could be taken to offer variety and ad...
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  • Lyndhurst, Ontario

    Rock Dunder Trail

    4.3
    3.1 mi / 305 ft gain
    NOTE: Starting September 18, 2020, visitation to Rock Dunder hiking trails will be limited to 30 groups per hour to manage the number of people onsite at any one time and allow for social distancing protocols to be followed. This will allow everyone to better enjoy their visit in a safe manner.  ...
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  • Saugeen Shores, Ontario

    Hiking MacGregor Point Provincial Park

    4.0
    MacGregor Point is a gorgeous spot year round, with different levels and lengths of trails for every hiker. In the summer, the park is filled with wildlife and the trails are well maintained. In the winter, this is a good location for both hiking and snowshoeing.Many trails on the coast of Lake H...
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  • Tobermory, Ontario

    Camp at Stormhaven Beach

    4.5
    3.1 mi
    You need to plan ahead to make the most of this trip. Permits for backcountry camping in Canadian National Parks open up in mid-January and competition for popular places (such as this) can be fierce. Get the date nailed down before applying and get online right away. After you've secured permitt...
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  • Thorold, Ontario

    Hike to Decew Falls [Closed]

    4.0
    1.2 mi
    NOTE: This waterfall is Closed with fencing surrounding the entrance and fines given to those who try to access the falls.  This area is home to two main waterfalls - Upper DeCew Falls, a large 22 metre plunge waterfall, and Lower DeCew Falls, a smaller 25 foot steep cascade waterfall. With its ...
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  • Toronto, Ontario

    Hike the Orchard Trail in Rouge Park

    5.0
    1.2 mi
    The Orchard Trail is the most diverse of the trails in Rouge Park. It will take you through the woods, along the Little Rouge Creek, up along the escarpment to enjoy the views, and through some wetlands.The Twyn Rivers parking lot is a great starting point in Rouge Park. To begin the Orchard Trai...
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  • Limehouse, Ontario

    Hike the Limehouse Conservation Area Loop

    3.1 mi / 50 ft gain
    This CA is home to history and nature. When entering the trail and heading left at the first fork, you are later greated by "hole in the wall" where the trail descends into a lime stone crevace. Allowing you to explore the rock will hiking along the trail. Continuting the the far left of the prop...
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  • Hamilton, Ontario

    Photograph Great Falls

    5.0
    0.1 mi
    The perfect little adventure in the city of Hamilton, this waterfall is along the iconic Bruce Trail and can easily be turned into a longer adventure along the Grindstone Creek. It can be explored at any time of the year, whether you're looking for a lot of water in the spring, fall foliage in au...
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  • Hamilton, Ontario

    Photograph Webster's Falls

    5.0
    0.25 mi
    The waterfall is located in the Spencer Gorge Conservation Area, which is delightful enough by itself to explore and have a picnic or lounge around. The easiest way to access this area is to park at the lot at the end of Fallsview Rd, located on top of the Dundas escarpment area. There is a $10 f...
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  • Nipissing, Unorganized, South Part, Ontario

    Kayak Opeongo Lake to Big Trout Lake

    There are multiple canoe and kayak routes throughout Algonquin park. The Opeongo Lake to Big Trout Lake is easily done in 3 days and a favourite of mine.Begin at Lake Opeongo Access Point. From there you can hire a water taxi to take you to your first portage (2.1km). The taxi is especially helpf...
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  • Caledon, Ontario

    Hike to Cataract Falls at Forks of the Credit Provincial Park

    5.0
    1.9 mi
    The main parking lot is off of McLaren Road on the north-east side of the park, with an honour-pay system. Multiple hiking loops are well marked, with clear "Falls this way!" arrows on every sign. There are some steep down/up walks on wooden staircases that lead to both the river fishing spots a...
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  • Hamilton, Ontario

    Hike to Tews Falls

    3.0
    3.7 mi
    Tews Falls is 41 meters high - just a little less than Niagara Falls! It's an impressive sight that gains perspective from the base - as opposed to the viewing platforms you will notice way above you.There are a couple of ways to access this hike, basically you need to get to the train tracks tha...
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  • Cloyne, Ontario

    Hike the Clifftop Trail in Bon Echo Provincial Park

    5.0
    1.2 mi / 377.3 ft gain
    Bon Echo is well-known for its deep, clear lake and the native pictographs that adorn the sheer cliff on the north shore. It is a well-sized park with 400 car-accessible campsites in Mazinaw Campground that are walking distance from the lake.Your first step is to reserve your site on Ontario Park...
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  • Duntroon, Ontario

    Hike to Singhampton Caves in Ontario

    1.4 mi / 370 ft gain
    Singhampton Caves Trail is a 1.4 mile scenic loop trail located near Clearview, Ontario that features beautiful wild flowers, moss-covered caves (open to the sky) and moist carpet of liverworts and different species of fern. The trail is accessible year-round, but the best time to explore it woul...
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  • Unorganized Thunder Bay District, Ontario

    Camp at Sleeping Giant Provincial Park

    4.0
    We drove into Marie Louise Lake Campground in the afternoon of the off season and found the campground office closed. Luckily for us, there is a pay kiosk that takes credit cards (bonus) so after we drove around to find a walk-up site we came back to pay for one night and then planned to talk to ...
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